By: T. Chapman
A Tropical Storm named Kirk formed well south of the Cabo Verde Islands earlier today. It is expected to move quickly westward across the deep tropical Atlantic over the next few days.
The center of the tropical storm was located near latitude 8.3 north, longitude 23.6 west. According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Kirk is moving towards the west near 14 miles per hour or 22 kilometres per hour and a westward to west northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight.